No Gi Night





My youngest can’t wait to get on the mat and start grappling with the adults as soon as class is over. He’s only 6 but wants to grapple with the big kids. It’s great that I can share and learn this art with the boys as they get older. I only wish I had started at the age of 5. I can’t even imagine the level of skill I’d have now. 

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Jiu Jitsu



Waiting for the kids class to be over so I can get on the mat. My kids are in the  3-7 year old class. Watching their class and this older kids class before my adult class is actually pretty helpful. I learn by watching and see how they explain some of the more advanced moved into easy terms and steps for the little ones. 

Quick chest workout

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So for the second morning in a row I slept past my alarm and backup alarm. This time however I did in somewhat consciously…resetting the alarm to get an extra 10 minutes resulted in 45 mins. I thought about skipping the gym but knew I wouldn’t make it up. I ate pretty poorly last night wino figured a quick workout was better than no workout.

3 sets 8 rep drop set bench press
1 set of 10 medicine ball push-ups

1 min rest between rounds

I got the idea from a video I saw on YouTube

Eventually Id like to do the whole workout but I’ll need to lay off the snooze button for that one.

Duty Calls

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Slept through my alarm but was able to get up in time to still make it to the gym for a short leg workout. My quads were still a bit tight after yesterday’s ride. I find that packing my clothes and everything in the morning makes getting up and to the gym that much easier. I have found from experience that waiting until lunch or after work to hit the gym normally means I won’t make. Things always come up. Case in point I missed BJJ tonight because of a callout. Had I not prepared and forced myself to go past the alarm I would have missed another day of working out and coupled it with the poor decision of hitting the drive thru on the way home (tackling one vice at a time).

Fun on 2 wheels

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Couldn’t find anyone to ride with today but still made the trek up north (45mins) to Santos for some biking. It’s been a few months since I biked up there and the OMBA has done a fantastic job adding some great features. I don’t think the distances are terrible accurate but the time is pretty spot on.

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A few of the new stuff I found

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Functional Fitness

I got up early and hit the Saturday morning functional fitness class. 13 stations – 2 minutes each. Stations were kettlebell swings, battle ropes, TRX work, etc… Immediately following we went into some BJJ drills and then after that I stuck around for some round robin grappling sessions. The rib is getting much better and I’m finding it much easier to move, especially when shrimping out from a bad position. More importantly being one of the lightest and smallest guys there, I need my ribs in good shape for when I’m getting squished.